My name is Erica Clairmont. When I was 13, I first took part in the LYS program. I had the opportunity again in 2022 when I was 15. I’m from Wanblee SD, on the Pine Ridge reservation. I first heard about the YouthStay program from my teacher, Christy Webber. I am so glad I heard about the program because I love traveling, meeting new people, and exploring new places.